2015 Semester 1


1 2 3 4D

Tutor: Tim Sullivan

1,2,3,4D is an introduction to parametric design software (grasshopper 3d) and will teach you how to use parametric design to master the laser cutter.  The class will focus on making, to give students the practical experience in fabricating fast amazing models that better express their design intent.
First you will start in 2D by cutting and scoring paper then you will investigate the 3D by creating multi material joints using the laser to emulate Japanese wood working techniques. The final submission will be a model worked up in Four Dimensions!  The class will manufacture an interconnected 3 Dimensional Exquisite Corpse (google it!). But to add the allusive Fourth Dimension you will discover methods of connecting your work to research outside the field as well as attempt to imbue emotion into your object, giving it a soul.


SENSING LIGHT (making details)

Tutor: Saskia Schutt

In this course we will be considering materiality through both a made concrete insertion and drawing details. We will firstly be developing a  small concrete insertion that responds to the temporal light and heat conditions of a site. We will then consider the detail beyond just outline of a form in order to communicate the temporal aspects of the material (variation in heat and light) relative to that particular site. We will also be developing a photographic essay that maps and communicates the temporal nature of the concrete insertion relative to shifts in day/night or a seasonal /climatic fluctuation. First half of semester will be in the workshop where we will be developing a mould and working with casting concrete. The second half will be in studio where we will be developing the drawing details and photographic essay.



Tutor: Peter Knights

SHIFT will engage students to experiment and explore with different media and communication practices ranging from drawings, mappings, and model making all the way through to woodworking techniques in the workshop. We will focused on and around the Queen Victoria Market for the first half of the semester based between the Queen Victoria Market itself and a classroom environment; while the second half of the semester will be entirely in the level 7 workshop.
Scale will be used in a complimentary manner throughout the semester to help inform and develop students’ awareness and ability to communicate design principles and ideas. Starting at a macro scale students will explore and understand design through the natural process of investigation; zooming in from a lager
perspective until finally arriving at a resolved understanding on a micro level.



Tutor: Liz Lambrou

In this course we will be utilising cinematic technologies ( mise en scene, framing, editing, pan, zoom,etc)and digital media (photoshop, after affects and dreamweaver)  to interact, document and communicate ephemeral and  transient conditions of space.

Project 1 requires students to activate actual and percieved spaces through installation practices. We will begin by analysing a scene from a film to inform 1:1 site interventions within chosen sites in the CBD. This work will then be documented through drawing, mappings, photography and video. 

In Project 2 students will return to the AV suite to a series of workshops that will process and reconfigure workings from project 1 through digital and physical  means (collaging, photoshop, model making video, after affects and projection) students wil consider 2D to 3D  and 3D to 2D relationships and how they may be applied to manipulate and distort space and generate a range of spatial shifts.

The final Project 3 asks students to edit the works from projects 1+ 2 into a web based mode for presentation using digital skills (Photoshop, after affects, Dreamweaver) Students will generate a conceptual thread to inform their own personal navigation and allow for non-linear methods of communicating a design process.

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